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, well villager compound in kendu bay, probably an hour and a half from the city of consumer -- kisumu. it now had a cement floor but we were told would obama's slept they are there was no cement, just rolled much. and he spent two nights there. when he was visiting that area, that part of the obama clan on his journey through africa, his first ever trip there. just to think, it's not like, it has nothing to do with how i feel about obama. and really, i don't approach the book that way anywhere. is just the main character of my book. and has nothing to do what i like him or dislike him. it has to do with the history of seeing this little place, before anybody, anybody knew who the hell barack obama was. you know, he was 26 years old, making that first journey back to a land that he had never seen before. and i was looking at this little hut on the floor where he slept of those nights back in 1987, and just kind of come it didn't overwhelm the but it made me realize that, to see history as so much more powerful than just sort of think about it or read about it. i mean, i'll be able to p
to say the same people. i have tried to say it over the years and i think in the city, people have dismissed as well, you are being a pollyanna or something like that, but i still say it's all the people who never gave up and had every reason to. first in that line would be people like my grandparents. not the cynical people that these unlettered people who never ever quit, who got up every day and believe that even if they didn't make it, those who came after them would. it's almost as though they self sacrificed. they were self-sacrificing, offering for these two boys and the generations to come afterwards. so you know, people say you haven't, i haven't done this or that. you know, i think you and i both have people who gave the last full measure for us and many many ways. so i can't really take too many bows for that. >> there is so much there and over the course of our conversation i hope to reach the declaration of the independence and the last full measure, "the gettysburg address." you mentioned who was then and who wasn't, we and how that changed over time. ike just want to
in the government and as a major cities a conservative but the reason that the reporters have called him moderate is not because of his voting record but it's because of his manner and in this climate, she has a moderate manner and that he is willing to talk to democrats. he is willing to work with sam and engage with president obama on issues and there are some liberal democrats so maybe that is the language that we should be more careful to use. >> can i just follow a format? i think susan is right. it's about more than ideology it would be a mistake to say this is nothing but an ideological polarization of the parties. it also has to do with the sort of process of politics and a belief in the legitimacy of the other side and the willingness to engage in the give-and-take. barney frank, you've got to love him pretty well with his ranking republican spencer bachus but once the finished in the committee even though many of his ideas were included, i can't possibly support you because my party has a strategy. it's a political strategy that i can't do anything about it. there is a dynamic at work t
for the first time in history. there are representatives of four new york city boroughs on this record. tragically, staten island is underrepresented on the supreme court. [laughter] but you never know when it could be vacancies and we could address that gap. there are six products of harvard law school and free products of your law school on the supreme court. they're currently there are currently no other law schools in the united states. [laughter] besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact, i think, actually. but those are what i hope or interesting facts about the supreme court erred greatly, i don't think they are very important. here is an important thing. if there is a take away here, have gotten to the point early that there were five republicans and four democrats, and that really tells you much of what you need to know. it is true that the justices are supposed to look like and supposed to give the perception that they are all pretty much the same. but just as on the other side of the united states congress is deeply divided according to party, so is the united
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